Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Asomdwee

Elder Meinzer and his companion had 15 investigators to church and 15 have a baptismal date. The Lord has truly prepared these people and definitely blessed them.

Elder Meinzer started teaching a man in Fante and his eyes got all wide and he was totally surprised. The language is coming along but it is slow. He had his companion translate portions for him that he memorized so he can teach the first three lessons basically in Fante.

Elder Meinzer has grown close to one of the member families there, the Aidoos. He told the dad about the peace sign and said peace in Fante (asomdwee) and he thought it was absolutely hilarious so whenever he or his kids see Elder Meinzer they flash the peace sign and say asmodwee.

Elder Meinzer loves his area and the people are great. They are able to see the investigators about every day because they are home a lot of the time. He and his companion have an endless supply of oranges and plantains from the people. Elder Meinzer loves hiking out in the thick vegetation. Their area is like a small town but hardly anybody has running water. There are a couple of wells in the area that people will go to every morning to get water and carry it home on the top of their heads.

Elder Meinzer loves how he is able to make the kids so happy simply by smiling at them. As they walk down the road kids always call out, "obroni!" and when he waves at them it makes them so happy.